White Papers

Blow Up Your Item Master

Think about this… On average 40% of all purchases are completed outside of the item master, 60% are physician preference items (PPI). This means 4 out of 10 times a requisition is submitted the material management personnel manually builds the item. They not only...

Why your item master doesn’t support cost reduction efforts

Much of what is contained in your item master is often either outdated or otherwise inaccurate. Typically, only 72% of all items within a perioperative department are cataloged properly with a materials management information system (MMIS).iv The reasons for this...

Mastering your supply spend

Would you perform a procedure on a patient before validating eligibility for reimbursement? Of course you wouldn’t. Then why not follow this same validation for your supplies? By relying on your item master content as your source of truth, the right supply cannot be...

Artificial intelligence: The future of the healthcare supply chain

This paper will present the next evolution of the healthcare supply chain solution that combines artificial intelligence (AI) and a virtual item master to provide a level of detail and comparison almost impossible to achieve with current systems and information. We’ll...